Dean's Kitten Update

With his recent success, Dean’s Kitten will try to overlook long odds to win on Saturday at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

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Recent History:

The Grade II winner won the G2 Lane’s End over polytrack on March 27, but has only raced once on dirt and finished 5th by 33 lengths behind Eskendereya last fall at Pilgrim. Dean’s Kitten did post a second place finish at G3 Palm Beach on March 6, however.

Kentucky Derby 136 Odds:

Dean’s Kitten was a 35/1 long shot to win the Kentucky Derby when the post positions were released on Wednesday of this week. But according to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, he is now a 40/1 long shot as post time nears.

Post Position:

One of the big things in Dean’s Kitten’s corner is his post position, which is No. 8. Since 1900, the No. 8 post position has racked up 10 wins, which is tied for the second most victories with the No. 4 and No. 10 positions, respectively. The rail and the No. 5 post positions have each won 12 races apiece since 1900.

Outlook:

As previously mentioned, the big knock on Dean’s Kitten is that he only has one career dirt start and thus, is unproven against higher-class contenders. That said, with 11 lifetime starts, Dean’s Kitten is the most-raced horse in the 2010 Derby field and is coming off a win. Still, he finished 33 lengths behind Eskendereya in his only dirt track race and more than likely will be overmatched in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

For a complete list of updated odds on all 20 of the 2010 Kentucky Derby contenders, see below. (Each horse is listed by their post position.)

2010 Kentucky Derby 136 Updated Odds - Saturday, May 1, 2010 - Churchill Downs

1 Lookin at Lucky 4/1

2 Icebox 10/1

3 Noble's Promise 18/1

4 Super Saver 12/1

5 Line of David 22/1

6 Stately Victor 22/1

7 American Lion 22/1

8 Deans Kitten 40/1

9 Make Music For Me 40/1

10 Paddy O'Prado 18/1

11 Devil May Care 12/1

12 Conveyance 16/1

13 Jackson Bend 14/1

14 Mission Impazible 16/1

15 Discreetly Mine 45/1

16 Awesome Act 10/1

17 Dublin 17/1

18 Backtalk 50/1

19 Homeboykris 45/1

20 Sidney’s Candy 6/1

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Posted: 5/1/10 9:30AM ET

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